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In 3rd grade, you learned that there is an easier way to write "5+5+5". You saw that 5+5+5=3x5. But is there an easier way to write repeated multiplication (like "5x5x5")? Absolutely! That's exactly what exponents are for! Common Core Standard: 6.EE.A.1
Taking an exponent is basically the act of repeated multiplication. You know how to multiply, right? If so, understanding exponents is completely within your grasp!
Learn how to square basic numbers and make a connection between squaring and the area of a square.
Learn how to use exponents and bases. For example, writing 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 with an exponent.
Learn why a number raised to the zero power equals 1.
Just like whole numbers with exponents, fractions are repeatedly multiplied. If you know how to multiply factions, you're over half way there.
Practice evaluating exponents that have fractional bases.